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We were so pleased to receive a very creative special delivery today from Oaklandon Unitarian Universalist Church. Congregants focused specifically on women’s health as a justice issue and spent a “Service Project Sundays” creating three dozen hygiene kits for teen girls staying in our shelter. Each bag contained an encouraging, handwritten note along with soap,…

This family lost everything to a fire in late September 2015. Mother had a full time job at a local restaurant and had taken a rare weekend off work to drive her two children to see their grandmother in Kentucky. While there, she received a call from her apartment manager. Her apartment had been broken…

A group of 23 Butler University students and alums came to the Children’s Bureau Family Support Center Saturday August 29 to play with children staying in the shelter and complete much-needed projects as part of the school’s annual Bulldogs Into the Streets (B.I.T.S.) volunteering initiative. Over 1,200 new and returning students, faculty, staff, alumni, and…

Sunday, August 30 was a beautiful day for the fifth annual Cornhole Tournament, presented by Lumina Foundation and held at Penske Chevrolet, a corporate partner of Children’s Bureau. The event raised $9,221 to further Children’s Bureau’s mission of preserving families and protecting kids in Central Indiana. Sixty teams came out to compete in two brackets: skilled and juniors (one…

The North Side Optimist Club visited the Children’s Shelter at the Gene Glick Family Support Center on Saturday, July 18 to get our kids back-to-school ready! The Optimists brought backpacks and school supplies and helped the kids decorate and customize their own bags. Once the backpacks were complete, the Optimists helped the kids color, paint and draw…

One of our prized volunteers, Rick Francis, put in lot of work this week to create two great raised garden beds for our Children’s Shelter. This summer, youth staying at our shelter will have the chance to plant, water, weed, watch grow and harvest some of their very own produce for meals. The group planted…

Did you know a huge part of the work done at Children’s Bureau is classified as “prevention” — aimed at keeping children and families out of the child welfare system. We currently have prevention programs in 31 Indiana counties. Prevent Child Abuse America estimates that implementing effective policies and strategies to prevent child abuse and…

Jaimie & Matthew Cairns & Marcie & Michael Vance Thirty-five teams flexed their mental muscle in the sixth annual Trivia Night, presented by Lumina Foundation, on Friday, March 6. This year the team “Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem” dethroned two-year reigning champs “Those M.F.ing Prosecutors” (M.F. stands for major felony). The foursome —…

Up-and-coming young musician Ashton Dean Gleckman of Carmel, Ind., played a volunteer performance for 19 kids in the Children’s Bureau Shelter Saturday, Feb. 7. The talented 14-year-old began playing his first instrument — a guitar — at age 6. He plays in a local band of young teens called Rising Gravity Experience. Gleckman brought instruments for…

The Indiana Youth Institute will hold its Youth Worker Café event with a luncheon presentation titled “The Effects of Methamphetamine Use Among Youth.” The event is scheduled for Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Crawfordsville District Public Library. A free lunch will be provided. All youth workers, parents, community leaders, youth…